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Hassan meets with Ambassadors of Tunisia and Australia, other itinerants

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Rayya Hassan, welcomed on Friday Tunisian Ambassador to Lebanon, Karim Boudali, with whom she discussed Lebanese-Tunisian relations, especially in light of her most recent visit to Tunisia, where she had met with some Tunisian officials and tackled means of coordination in a number of matters of mutual interest.

"I was honored to meet with the Minister and I congratulated her on her appointment as Minister of Interior. I wish her success in her mission," Boudali said on emerging.

He pointed out that the meeting was interesting and focused on all subjects of mutual interest between the two countries, and the Arab region in general.

Talks touched on cooperation between Tunisia and Lebanon, especially between the Ministries of Interior of both countries. We also discussed all the possibilities available to strengthen cooperation on the security level.

Separately, Minister Hassan received Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Rebecca Grandley, with whom she discussed Lebanese-Australian relations, as well as the Australian Government's assistance to Lebanon in supporting the host communities of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

On emerging, the Australian diplomat hailed the security cooperation between the Lebanese and Australian security services on the counter-terrorism level.

The meeting between the pair also touched on the condition of prisons and the initiatives offered by Australia to Lebanon on this level.

Minister Hassan also had an audience with former Minister Boutros Harb over the general situation in Lebanon and developmental issues related to Batroun area.

She later received Director of the Disaster Reduction Management (DRM unit) at the Prime Minister's Office, Zahi Shaheen, and discussed with him the disaster management file in all its aspects.

Minister Hassan finally received a women delegation from the Future Movement, including members of the Political Bureau and the women's sector.

Source: National News Agency